Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or are looking for a change, choosing a career can be intimidating. It’s a big decision that depends on many factors. The process begins with self-evaluation—considering your needs, goals, personality, and interests.
In 2018, a coalition of education, industry, and government leaders created UpSkill Coastal Bend—among the nation’s first business-led collaborations working with education and community stakeholders—to close our region’s skills gap by aligning collective efforts to pursue three fundamental objectives: Attract, Train & Place skilled workers. We help ensure that unemployed and underemployed workers in the Corpus Christi region have the skills and opportunities to build successful careers, stabilize their families, and improve their lives.
Research has shown that many students perform better and learn faster in smaller classrooms with applied training.
One-third the cost of tuition at area universities – and several financial aid options are available.
Community colleges are working harder to make higher education within reach for all students – from evening and online courses to bus transportation – so you can find the schedule that works for you.
Learning a new skill or getting a certification (some are attainable in just four weeks) can earn you 40 to 70 percent higher pay.